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3rd Seminar: Martin Jes Iversen "A Business History of Danish Capitalism: Four Variations of Market Systems from the 1850s to the 2000s"

Iversen Martin Jes (Copenhagen Business School)
Katerina Galani (IMS/FORTH)


This presentation is about market formation in Danish business history from the 1850s to the 2000s. The changing markets in Danish capitalism are analyzed from early competitive capitalism with a weak state via the private regulation of competition in the early 20th century over state regulated capitalism after the 1930s to the latest phase after 1980 with increasing market competition but at the same time a strong state. Throughout the entire period Carlsberg, as a case, mirrors how dominant and important Danish companies related strategically and structurally to the changing market types. The critical question is why and how different market types emerged and how they in various ways related to different business strategies.

The lecture will be delivered in English and is organized in collaboration with the Danish Institute at Athens (Det Danske Institut i Athen).



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